This species is known only from the type locality, stated to be "km. 15 Delicias a Rubio" (Rivero 1982), 1,800m asl in the state of Táchira, Venezuela. It might occur more widely, but this requires confirmation.
Habitat and Ecology
This is an arboreal inhabitant of seasonal, semi deciduous forest, which breeds by direct development.
The population status of this species is not known.
Clearance of its habitat for coffee plantations is the most likely threat to it.
Its range includes Parque Nacional El Tamá.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Enrique La Marca, Juan Elías García-Pérez 2004. Pristimantis melanoproctus. In: IUCN 2014